Six Links Worthy of Your Attention #532

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Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

My friends: Alistair Croll (Solve for Interesting, Tilt the Windmill, Interesting Bits, HBS, chair of Strata, Startupfest, FWD50, and Scaletechconf; author of Lean Analytics and some other books), Hugh McGuire (Rebus Foundation, PressBooks, LibriVox) and I decided that every week the three of us are going to share one link for one another (for a total of six links) that each individual feels the other person “must see.”

Check out these six links that we’re recommending to one another: 

  • Johnny English – TV Tropes. “I recently watched this ridiculously goofy Rowan Atkinson satire with my daughter. Going down the inevitable rabbithole of plot questions and gaffes, I stumbled across this list of common tropes used in the film. I had no idea there was a whole catalog of tropes, from ‘Accidental Truth,’ through ‘Nobody Poops,’ ‘Invisible President,’ and ‘Truth Serums’ to ‘Xanatos Speed Chess.’ I had no idea there was this detailed a taxonomy of film clichés, but I am also completely unsurprised it exists.” (Alistair for Hugh).
  • Frog And Toad Tentatively Go Outside After Months In Self-Quarantine – McSweeney’s. “Shared without comment for your reading pleasure.” (Alistair for Mitch).
  • First Time Hearing Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight Reaction – TwinsthenewTrend – YouTube. “I’ve been trying so hard not to spend time on the internet lately, so, maybe you’ve already seen this one hundred times, but if you haven’t, here is a ‘reaction video’ of some twins from Gary, Indiana listening to Phil Collins for the first time and loving it.” (Hugh for Alistair). 
  • Dave Grohl is in an adorable remote drum battle with a 10-year-old – Mashable. “Continuing the feel-good musical links, Nirvana/Foo Fighters Dave Grohl responds to a drum challenge from 9-year-old YouTube phenom, Nandi Bushell.” (Hugh for Mitch).
  • Life coaching is unregulated and growing rapidly. Should it be reined in? – Psyche. “I’ve always looked sideways at people who call themselves ‘Life Coaches.’ I hate to generalize, but the ones that I have met usually arrived at this designation through a series of personal and professional disasters. It often make me wonder why getting through their own life choices makes them qualified to share that trauma/journey with others? I’m being overly judgmental to exaggerate a point. What are the very distinct boundaries between a therapist and a life coach? It seems to me like it’s a lot. So, if we ensure that therapists have a certain level of education and regulation, why would we not demand the same of life coaches?” (Mitch for Alistair).
  • Remote Work Is Killing the Hidden Trillion-Dollar Office Economy – Steve LeVine – Marker – Medium. “I’ve been try to articulate my long-term concern about the economy and markets. Sometimes, it’s effective. Other times, people look at me and think that I’m worrying way too much. Life seems perfect, right? The public markets are rocking. People can work from home and never endure traffic, waiting in line for food, and more. Everyone has adjusted and realized that this model is just as productive. Well… I simply don’t buy it. If this is all true, why is it only working now? Because of the pandemic? This article illustrates many of my concerns. Am I crazy to think this way?” (Mitch for Hugh).

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